« Manning returned to New York City in 1941. That same year, he produced the only known calypso "soundies". film clips made for film jukeboxes located in restaurants and bars. They featured Manning and his ensemble, and Trinidadian dance legend Beryl McBurnie. In 1947, Manning wrote and directed Caribbean Carnival, a Broadway show produced by Adolph Thenstead, which was billed as the "First Calypso Musical Ever Presented". It was a lavish production, featuring 50 singers and dancers, among them New York-based calypsonian the Duke of Iron, Trinidadian dancer Pearl Primus and Manning himself. Manning and Thenstead also founded a record company, Cyclone.
Manning died in 1960 while travelling in Africa. » wiki
« Sam Manning (c. 1899–1960), from Trinidad, was one of the earliest calypsonians who achieved international acclaim.
Manning was born around 1899 in Trinidad and Manning served in the British West Indies Regiment in France and the Middle East during World War I. In the early 1920s, he moved to New York City, where he recorded music that combined jazz and calypso rhythms. His song "Lieutenant Julian" commemorated the 1929 transatlantic flight by Trinidadian Hubert Fauntleroy Julian. In 1934, he moved to England, where he gave performances in London.
His companion was Amy Ashwood Garvey, Marcus Garvey's first wife. She produced Brown Sugar, a jazz musical production at the Lafayette Theatre that featured Manning and Fats Waller and his band. She and Manning opened the Florence Mills Social Club in London's Carnaby Street, which quickly became a gathering spot for the city's black intellectuals. Manning was a member of the executive of the International African Friends of Ethiopia in 1935. » wiki
The Quadrant Buxton , what became HSBC. unsure of the year though.
|Old Time Revival| by Gage Hill
Here's a new song I'm working on! It's about how I want to SEE things that happened in the Bible, not just read about them. I don't wanna focus on other things, give that old time revival when people didn't care who watched, or what anyone else thought, they just cared about praising God. I wanna go back to that place. Anyway, hope y'all like it! #OriginalSong #OldTime